New PhD opportunities

Recruiting PhD students in River Science at Utah State University

PhD Positions in Linking Hydrology, Fluvial Geomorphology, and Ecology for Improved River Management

 

 

Dr. Belize Lane is recruiting 1 – 2 Hydrology Ph.D. students to start Fall 2018 in the Utah Water Research Lab and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University (USU).

 

Research at the WET (Water, Ecosystems, and Terrain) Lab is at the intersection of river science and water resources engineering, with an emphasis on improving integrated management of human and environmental water management objectives. Research draws on and improves linkages between surface hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and river ecology to improve basic scientific understanding and management of complex river systems.

 

Given the interdisciplinary nature of our research, students with a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including civil engineering, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and river ecology. The primary prerequisites for the WET Lab are a strong quantitative background, scientific curiosity, and an interest in river systems. Students should have experience or interest in hydrologic statistics, geospatial and terrain analysis, hydraulic modeling, water resources modeling, and/or field work. Proven experience with statistical analysis, geospatial analysis, and computer programming (including R and/or Python) is preferred. The successful candidate(s) will interact with diverse researchers and stakeholders in academia and state agencies, and may participate in field work. USU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and we welcome applications from underrepresented groups. For more information about program requirements, please visit the departmental website. The departmental application deadline is March 15, 2018. 

 

USU is a highly collaborative community and a true research hub for water and river science. Great facilities, equipment, and a wealth of expertise are available to support interdisciplinary graduate projects. Set in beautiful Cache Valley, Logan Utah is also an outdoors playground, with year-round outdoor recreation opportunities including skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, climbing, and hiking.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Lane by e-mail at belize.lane ‘at’ usu.edu before the application deadline with a current CV and academic transcripts, as well as information on research experience and interests. More information about the WET Lab can be found on the lab website.

Open field tenure track position at Oberlin

Hi all,
We are hiring for a tenure track
position of anyone who doesn’t substantially overlap with people already
in the department. A number of us will be at GSA and AGU and would be
happy to speak more with interested people then.  The full ad is posted here.

Text of the responsibilities part of the ad is below:

We are seeking a broadly trained geoscientist whose interests do not
substantially overlap with those of the existing faculty. The incumbent
will teach the standard teaching load (currently 4.5 courses per year,
lecture course with lab = 1.67 courses), including our introductory
course with lab and other courses in their area of expertise. Examples
of sub-disciplines of interest include, but are not limited to: Climate
Science, Low-temperature Geochemistry, Hydrogeology, Marine Geology, and
Planetary Science). For further details contact Zeb Page, Department
Chair (zeb.page@oberlin.edu).

The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly
research and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities,
including academic advising and service on committees.

Please spread this ad widely as we are hoping to attract a diverse group of applicants.

Amanda

[Met-jobs] Barcelona Supercomputing Center(Spain): 2 vacancies – Climate Forecaster & Atmospheric Scientist

[Met-jobs] 4-Year Postdoc Position at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)

Forwarded from CLIMLIST…

Job vacancy:
Postdoc (Sea-ice data assimilation and prediction)

Code: 149/D/Kli
Faculty: Science
Job type: Full time
Location: Bremerhaven

The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine
Research (AWI) is a member of the Helmholtz Association (HGF) and funded
by federal and state government. AWI focuses on polar and marine
research in a variety of disciplines such as biology, oceanography,
geology, geochemistry and geophysics thus allowing multidisciplinary
approaches to scientific goals.

The Section “Climate Dynamics” invites applications for a position as

Postdoc (Sea-ice data assimilation and prediction).

This position is part of the new Junior Research Group „Seamless Sea Ice
Prediction“ (SSIP, 2017-2022), which is funded through the BMBF
„Nachwuchsgruppen Globaler Wandel 4+1“ Programme and led by Dr. Helge
Goessling.

Background:
Advanced sea-ice prediction capacity is urgently needed to meet a
growing socio-economic demand, driven in particular by an increasing
accessibility of the Arctic in the course of cli- mate change.
Operational sea-ice prediction systems have been developed recently, but
research on potential predictability suggests that operational sea-ice
predictions could be much more skillful than they currently are. One
impediment that hampers progress is a gap between short-term (days) and
longer-term (months and longer) sea-ice prediction systems. SSIP works
towards advancing sea-ice prediction capacity on timescales from hours
to years and beyond. To achieve this, SSIP develops and conducts
research with a seamless sea-ice prediction system based on the recently
developed AWI Climate Model. The unstructured grid of the ocean/sea-ice
component of this model (FESOM2; http://ift.tt/2zxr6p8) allows
to use high resolution in the polar regions (plus other key regions) in
a global setup, enabling a seamless application of the prediction system
on a wide range of timescales. The group applies state-of-the-art
techniques to initialise the prediction model using remote-sensing and
in-situ observations; it optimises and further develops the sea-ice
component of the prediction model; and it applies the prediction system
to address research questions related to sea-ice predictability,
verification, and the impact of different observations on sea-ice
prediction.

Tasks:
You will join a team that adds an Ensemble Kalman Filter based on PDAF
() to the AWI Climate Model. The focus of the work is
on sea-ice data assimilation, with tasks ranging from the selection,
retrieval, and preparation of suitable observational data to the tuning
and further development of the forecast system. You will investigate
aspects of partially coupled (sea-ice/ocean) and fully coupled
(sea-ice/ocean/atmosphere) data assimilation, working with idealised
setups where virtual observations are obtained from a reference
simulation as well as „real-world“ setups. Jointly with other members of
the SSIP Group, you will assess the impact of different observations,
work out recommendations for the design of the polar observing system,
and disseminate results through scientific publications.

Requirements:
You must have a PhD in one of the following fields: meteorology,
oceanography, climate sciences, physics or mathematics. Demonstrated
programming skills (in particular FORTRAN), fluency in English,
experience with running and analyzing complex climate models, a strong
publication record, and in particular experience with data assimilation
are all distinct advantages. Capabilities to develop your own research
questions and to tackle scientific as well as technical challenges
individually while working as part of a team are desirable.

For more information, please contact Dr. Helge Goessling (E-Mail:
helge.goessling@awi.de , Phone
+49(0)471-4831-1877, Homepage:

).

This is a 4-year position starting as soon as possible. The salary will
be paid in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen
Dienstes (TVöD Bund), up to salary level 13. The place of employment
will be in Bremerhaven.

We offer you a multi-disciplinary, international, and fascinating
professional environment with flexible working hours, state-of-the-art
research equipment, and a first-rate infrastructure. AWI aims to
increase the number of women in the scientific staff and therefore
encourages women to apply. Disabled applicants will be given preference
when equal qualifications are present. The AWI fosters the compatibility
of work and family through various means. Because of our engagement in
the area of work-life compatibility we have been awarded the certificate
“Career and Family”.

Please forward your applications with the standard documentation (cover
letter with motivation, CV and two references / letters of
recommendation) by 10th November 2017 referencing code 149/D/Kli to:
Alfred-Wegener- Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung,
Personalabteilung (human resources), Postfach 12 01 61, 27515
Bremerhaven/Germany or by e-mail (all documents merged into one PDF
file) to: personal@awi.de .

[Met-jobs] Collaborator Position for a PROSNOW Project at EURAC (Italy)

Forwarded from CLIMLIST…

Eurac Research is looking for a

Collaborator for the H2020 PROSNOW project

German title:
Mitarbeiter des H2020 Projekts PROSNOW

Italian title:
Collaboratore per il progetto H2020 PROSNOW

Short description of the position/project:

The PROSNOW project ambitions to build a demonstrator of a
meteorological and climate prediction system from one week to several
months ahead applied to snow management, specifically tailored to the
needs of the ski industry using a codesign approach. This novel climate
service holds significant potential to increase the resilience of
socio-economic mountain stakeholders and supports their real-time
climate change adaptation potential. PROSNOW will apply state-of-the-art
knowledge relevant to the predictability of atmospheric and snow
conditions, then develop products well beyond state-of-the-art
operational tools. Improved anticipation capabilities at all time
scales, spanning from “weather forecast” (up to 5 days) to “climate
prediction” at the seasonal scale (up to several months), will be
achieved through a seamless integration of weather and seasonal
prediction products, together with snowpack models, in-situ and
remotely-sensed observations and cutting-edge statistical tools in
support of the decision making process. The project proposes an
Alpinewide system (France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy).

The candidate will work on the first tasks of the project, related to
the identification and collection of relevant geodata for the pilot ski
resorts, existing past and real-time meteorological data, existing past
and real-time snow observations in ski resorts, and remotely sensed
information. The data will be critically checked, homogenized and
prepared for inclusion in a databased

Tasks:

·Collection of past and real-time meteorological and snow data acquired
by ski-resort and other weather stations;

·Data checking and homogenization.

Requirements:

·University degree in computer science or engineering or a comparable
course of study;

·Very good knowledge in programming language (python, R);

·Good knowledge of (geographical) database and file parsing;

·Ability in team working, good communication, motivation to learn and
personal initiative;

·Very good English (+ good German and / or Italian desirable).

We offer:

·An interesting job in a young international and interdisciplinary team;

·State-of-the-art technical facilities (soft- and hardware,
communication tools);

·The contract will start as soon as possible and will be initially
issued for 6 months.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter
and further relevant documents) within 31.10.2017 to the following address:

Eurac Research
Institute for Earth Observation

Viale Druso 1 – 39100 Bolzano
Email: earth.observation@eurac.edu-
http://www.eurac.edu
Tel: +39 0471 055 370 / Fax: + 39 0471 055 370

For further information please contact Paola Winkler: Tel: +39 0471 055 370

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Fwd: Assistant Professor of STEM-Science Education position

Assistant Professor in STEM Education/Science Education (Tenure Track) Theory and Practice in Teacher Education College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee seeks applicants for an assistant professor to contribute to research and teaching in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE). TPTE offers programs of study that lead to initial teacher licensure and endorsement in many areas; a graduate urban specialist certificate; and masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. We seek a new faculty member to join an active research and teaching community investigating innovation, reform, and/or social and cultural aspects related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. Position begins August 2018.

We are looking for a scholar who can engage in substantial research in STEM education in K-12 schools. Such a research program may include exploring STEM integration in K-12 curriculum, the design and implementation of innovations in teaching and learning, innovative technology development in STEM education, the social and cultural aspects of STEM learning, and innovations in assessing STEM learning. Teaching and learning responsibilities include supporting the undergraduate and graduate programs in TPTE through teaching relevant coursework and advising. In addition, this position calls for working cooperatively and developing relationships with other University departments related to STEM education.

Required Qualifications: Applicants for this 9-month tenure-track position should hold a Ph. D. or an Ed. D. in STEM education or in one of the areas of STEM education (preferably science or engineering education), or a nearly completed doctoral degree, have 3 or more years of teaching experience in K-12 schools, preferably in science education, provide evidence of strong potential in scholarly activity, and have experience in responding to cultural, linguistic, gender, and ethnic diversity. In addition, applicants should demonstrate an understanding of the current landscape of STEM education, including standards and key challenges.

Desired Qualifications: Applicants who demonstrate evidence of and/or a high level of interest in the pursuit of external funding and potential to use technology in innovative ways to address key challenges in STEM education will be given strong consideration. Additional desired qualities include: a developing research agenda that focuses on secondary STEM education, demonstrated interest and ability to teach K-12 science education coursework as part of our teacher preparation programs, demonstrated ability to integrate technology into teaching and learning, and an interest in mentoring doctoral students.

Applications and inquiries should be directed to Dr. Mehmet Aydeniz, Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and should be sent electronically to tptesearch@utk.edu. Please include STEM-search in the subject line of the email.

Applicants should submit:

1) a letter outlining their research program and teaching experience,

2) a current CV, 3) three letters of reference, and 4) two writing samples (manuscripts/published articles). Review of materials will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Minorities and Women are encouraged to apply. For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, please visit http://cehhs.utk.edu/

E E O/A A Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), A.D.A. (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

“Those who can, do, Those who understand, teach”

— 

Mehmet Aydeniz, PhD.

Associate Professor of Science Education.

Program Coordinator, Science Education.

Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

The University of Tennessee,

A 408 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex

Knoxville, TN 37996-3442

Phone: 865- 974-0885

http://www.j-stem.net

[GilbertClub] Recruiting PhD students in River Science at Utah State University

PhD Positions in Linking Hydrology, Fluvial Geomorphology, and Ecology for Improved River Management

 

 

Dr. Belize Lane is recruiting 1 – 2 Hydrology Ph.D. students to start Fall 2018 in the Utah Water Research Lab and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University (USU).

 

Research in the WET (Water, Ecosystems, and Terrain) Lab is at the intersection of river science and water resources engineering, with an emphasis on improving integrated management of human and environmental water management objectives. Research draws on and improves linkages between surface hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and river ecology to improve basic scientific understanding and management of complex river systems.

 

Given the interdisciplinary nature of our research, students with a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including civil engineering, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and river ecology. The primary prerequisites for the WET Lab are a strong quantitative background, scientific curiosity, and an interest in river systems. Students should have experience or interest in hydrologic statistics, geospatial and terrain analysis, hydraulic modeling, water resources modeling, and/or field work. Proven experience with statistical analysis, geospatial analysis, and computer programming (including R and/or Python) is preferred. The successful candidate(s) will interact with diverse researchers and stakeholders in academia and state agencies, and may participate in field work. USU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and we welcome applications from underrepresented groups. For more information about program requirements, please visit the departmental website. The departmental application deadline is March 15, 2018. 

 

USU is a highly collaborative community and a true research hub for water and river science. Great facilities, equipment, and a wealth of expertise are available to support interdisciplinary graduate projects. Set in beautiful Cache Valley, Logan Utah is also an outdoors playground, with year-round outdoor recreation opportunities including skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, climbing, and hiking.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Lane by e-mail at belize.lane ‘at’ usu.edu before the application deadline with a current CV and academic transcripts, as well as information on research experience and interests. More information about the WET Lab can be found on the lab website.

[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD opportunities in hydrology & biogeochemistry at Purdue University

Dr. Sara McMillan is seeking two PhD students to study drivers of biogeochemical processes related to changing climate and hydrologic regimes at Purdue University starting Summer/Fall
2018. Our research team focuses on integrating larger scale hydrologic patterns in human-modified landscapes with fundamental, process-based measurements of biogeochemical transformations. I anticipate that student research will focus on nitrogen and phosphorus
biogeochemistry in two key areas (1) restored riverine floodplains and (2) agricultural fields with tile drainage and conservation practices. More information about the McMillan Lab can be found at
http://ift.tt/2gM5mhA

Funding from the NSF and USDA will support students through two collaborative projects between USDA National Soil Erosion Research Lab (Dr. Mark Williams), US Geological Survey Hydrological-Ecological
Interactions Branch (Dr. Greg Noe), and Purdue University. Ability and willingness to work in both field and laboratory settings is vital. A strong quantitative background and familiarity with computer programming is beneficial. Students should also have excellent
written and oral communication skills, and an enthusiasm for research. Students will join the Agricultural & Biological Engineering (ABE) Department (http://ift.tt/2lX8wAB),
which is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in water resources research, education, and outreach, and has been consistently ranked as a top graduate program (#1-2 by US News and World Reports for the past 10 years). I also accept students
through the Ecological Science and Engineering (ESE) Program (http://ift.tt/2gMWbNZ), an interdisciplinary program focused on understanding
complex processes that link human activity and ecological systems to more sustainably manage our natural resources. 

We are committed to a productive, diverse, and inclusive lab environment and encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. In addition, Purdue University has several initiatives
to help foster a welcoming environment for all (e.g. M@P – Mentoring at Purdue, Office of Diversity and Inclusion). For more information about program requirements, please visit the ABE and ESE websites.

Application deadline is December 1, 2017. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact me at
mcmill@purdue.edu before the application deadline with any questions and to share information on their research experiences, interests, and motivations to pursue a PhD. I
am also happy to consider exceptional masters students if that is the degree program that best fits the student’s future plans.

 

Sara K. McMillan, PhD, PE
Assistant Professor
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Purdue University
ABE 208B

225 S. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2093

Phone: 765.496.0211
Email: mcmill@purdue.edu

[GilbertClub] Faculty Positions at Utah Valley University

Dear Gilbert Club Members, 

Some of you, your students, or your colleagues may be interested in one of these job opportunities at Utah Valley University. Please share widely. 

Position 1: Tenure-Track Faculty in Physical Geography – The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in physical geography with expertise in remote sensing, applied research projects
in physical geography, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory geography courses and upper division courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, including remote sensing, as well as engaging
in scholarship, supervision of undergraduate research, activity in professional organizations, and service.

To apply and for details on application requirements see the UVU jobs website: http://ift.tt/2gNEyxw
contact the search committee chairs: Hilary Hungerford and Nathan Toke: Hilary.Hungerford@uvu.edu and nathan.toke@uvu.edu 

Link to AAG job board posting: http://ift.tt/2ihi6Aj

Link to GSA job board posting: http://ift.tt/2gOi67z

Position 2: Tenure-Track Faculty in Geology – The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in geology with expertise in sedimentary petrology, near-surface geophysics, or geophysics
applied to engineering geology.

To apply and for details on application requirements see the UVU jobs website: http://ift.tt/2ihsice
contact the department chair, Michael Bunds: michael.bunds@uvu.edu  

Link to GSA job board posting: http://ift.tt/2gMXT1B

Link to AGU job board posting: http://ift.tt/2iklpql

Sincerely, 

Nathan Toké

Associate Professor of Earth Science

Utah Valley University

http://ift.tt/2gN3jK7

 


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